YAY! I got my little goody box from Susan yesterday and this morning when I was still getting ready the mailman came with my WHEEL from New Zealand. Luckily DH was still home and answered the door–it seems that they maybe wouldn’t have left it.
I tested my various combinations of media and colors and stuff on the back of the treadle and decided to go with the “stain” from Procion dye (lilac and a little bit of cobalt plus a little squirt of acrylic paint in grape) in water. I mixed it up in a little gladware tub (maybe a half cup of water and probably less than a full teaspoonful of dye powder) and brushed it on with a sponge brush/applicator. When it is dry I will put on the walnut oil and after THAT I need to ASSEMBLE the darned thing and then I will put on Wood Beams (which ought to arrive tomorrow or Friday). More photos as I go–even though they aren’t all that great, sorry!